Entertainment Kendrick Lamar becomes first rapper to win Pulitzer Prize

22:41  16 april  2018
22:41  16 april  2018 Source:   Associated Press

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FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, musician Kendrick Lamar arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album © The Associated Press FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo, musician Kendrick Lamar arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album "Damn." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Kendrick Lamar's raw and powerful "DAMN." album has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It's the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award.

The announcement was made Monday.

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, rapper Kendrick Lamar accepts the award for best rap album for © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2018 file photo, rapper Kendrick Lamar accepts the award for best rap album for "Damn" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards in New York. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album "Damn." (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) Lamar has been praised and lauded for his deep lyrical content, remarkable live performances, and his profound mix of hip-hop, spoken word, jazz, soul, funk, poetry and African sounds.

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Rapper Kendrick Lamar 's "DAMN." has won the Pulitzer Prize for music. It's the first non-classical or jazz work to win the award. His major-label albums "good kid, m.A.A.d city," ''To Pimp a Butterfly" and "DAMN." became works of art, with Lamar writing songs about blackness, street life, police

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His major-label albums — "good kid, m.A.A.d city," ''To Pimp a Butterfly" and "DAMN." — became works of art, with Lamar writing songs about blackness, street life, police brutality, perseverance, survival and self-worth.  This cover image released by Interscope Records shows © The Associated Press This cover image released by Interscope Records shows "Damn." by Kendrick Lamar. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music for his album. (Interscope Records via AP) His piercing raps helped him become the voice of the generation, and easily ascend as the leader in hip-hop and cross over to audiences outside of rap, from rock to pop to jazz.

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